shealtiel shealtiel - 19 days ago 7
PHP Question

php: setting a timezone by UTC offset

Using javascript I know that my users timezone is UTC +3.

Now I want to create DateTime object with this knowledge:

$usersNow = new DateTime('now', new DateTimeZone("+3"));


I receive as a respsonse:

'Unknown or bad timezone (+2)'


What am I doing wrong? How can I fix?

Answer

how about this...

$original = new DateTime("now", new DateTimeZone('UTC'));
$timezoneName = timezone_name_from_abbr("", 3*3600, false);
$modified = $original->setTimezone(new DateTimezone($timezoneName));